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Condé Nast Building at Four Times Square

First Environmentally Responsible Skyscraper Built in the United States, Completed in 1999

  • Building Type: Commercial Office
  • Building Size: 48 Stories, 1,600,000 Square Feet
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Owner: The Durst Organization
  • Architect: Fox & Fowle Architects
  • MEP Engineer: Cosentini Associateds
  1. Selected Sustainability Features:
  2. Gas fired absorption chillers eliminate CFCs or HCFCs
  3. Fuel cell and building integrated solar photovoltaic systems
  4. Floor-by-floor air handling units
  5. High performance low emissivity glass curtain wall
  6. 50% more outside air than required by NYC code
  7. Separate waste chutes for recyclable materials
  8. Daylight and occupancy responsive lighting controls
  9. Use of sustainably harvested wood products
  10. Extensive use of recycled and regionally sourced materials
  11. Materials and internal finishes with little or no VOC content
  12. MERV 13 filtration on all base building air handling units
  13. Periodic IAQ monitoring and analysis of tenant spaces
  14. Extensive and ongoing commissioning process